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Local Calendar: October 6 – October 12

Thursday, October 6

Goblin Golf. Halloween arrives early at the Burke Lake Park mini-golf course. Enjoy a festive themed experience with goody bags for all. Ghosts and Goblins will be appearing all day from 11:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Bring a date, a friend, or the whole family, this mini-golf experience is fun for everyone! Buy tickets before they sell out.

Ballston Farmers Market. The FreshFarm Ballston Market offers conventioinal and certified organic fruits and vegetables and other handmade goods such as baked treats and ice cream. Located at Welburn Square in Arlington from 3:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. p.m.

Friday, October 7

Sunset Cinema. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a free movie on the big screen in Historic Cherry Hill Park. All you need is a blanket and bug spray. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase. Cherry Hill Park (312 Ave., Falls Church). 7:45 p.m.

Twilight Hilltop Hour. Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It’s a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join Fairfax County Parks after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather. 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria. 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 8

Farm Day. The annual Farm Day event returns this year to Cherry Hill Park. Enjoy a day of old fashioned fun and activities for the whole family, including a petting farm, pony rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making (bring your own long pants and a sleeved shirt), live music, tours of the Cherry Hill Farmhouse and barn, blacksmith demonstrations, and more.Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue). 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Free admission; some activities require a small fee (cash only).

National Peirogi Day Cook Off. Settle Down Easy Brewing is hosting their 1st annual Pierogi cook off. Anyone interested in participating needs to make a minimum of 20 pierogies and they are only allowing 20 entries. Hosted at Settle Down Easy Brewing in Falls Church. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. is set up; 1:00 p.m. is the four rounds of tasting; 2:00 p.m. is the two rounds of tasting. 3:00 p.m. is when the final four chef’s will decide who moves to the finals.

Jazz Concert. Quentin Walston is an active pianist, composer, and music educator in the Washington DC area. He composes for piano, his jazz trio, and large ensembles, blending memorable melodies, striking rhythms, and adventurous improvisations. Walston will be performing at Mary Styles Public Library from 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. for a jazz concert hosted by the library. RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are welcome space provided.

City of Fairfax Fall Festival. The 46th Annual City of Fairfax Fall Festival will feature more than 400 arts, crafts, information, food and gourmet food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Located in Old Town Fairfax. 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. and a late night concert will run from 5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, October 12th


Community Chat: Envision Route 7. Come to a Community Chat with Northern Virginia Transportation Commission staff to learn more about the Route 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Enjoy local baked goods and join the conversation to better understand the project. Meridian High School (121 Mustang Alley, Falls Church). 6:30 p.m.  —  8:30 p.m.

Live Music Events

Thursday, October 6

-Thrillbillys. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). (703) 241-9504

-The Roadducks. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 7:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300

-Rebirth Brass Band. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd., Vienna). 8:00 p.m. (703) 255-1800

-Sierra Hull. Birchmere Music Hall (3001 N Beauregard St., Alexandria) 7:30 p.m. (703) 845-6156

Friday, October 7

-Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300

-Bethany Gates. Solace Outpost (444 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA ). 8 p.m. ​​(571) 378-1469

-Holly Montgomery. Dogwood Tavern (132 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA)  9:30 p.m. (703) 237-8333

-Josh Allen Duo. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 4:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

-Shartel & Hume Band. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

Saturday, October 8

-Carol Gaylor Band. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 4:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

-Route 66. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

-Cracker. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300

-Alex Parez. Dogwood Tavern (132 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA)  9:30 p.m. (703) 237-8333

-Hiroshima. Birchmere Music Hall (3001 N Beauregard St., Alexandria) 7:30 p.m. (703) 845-6156

Sunday, October 9

-Taboo Rock & Blues Blues Show w/ Paul Dudley. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

-The Manhattans & Gerald Alston. Birchmere Music Hall (3001 N Beauregard St., Alexandria) 7:30 p.m. (703) 845-6156

Wednesday, October 12

Rufus Wainwright. Birchmere Music Hall (3001 N Beauregard St., Alexandria) 7:30 p.m. (703) 845-6156

Theatre/Arts Events

Thursday, October 6

Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Creative Cauldron’s twenty-year anniversary and 2022-23 Season, its first producing entirely original works, begins with a World Premiere musical: “Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Created and directed by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, of Creative Cauldron’s “Bold New Works for Intimate Stages” series, “Ichabod” blends humor, enchanting music, and fully realized characters with the classic suspense of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” one of America’s first and most famous ghost stories. Performing from October 6th — October 30th at Creative Cauldron.  Starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

Saturday, October 8

After the Storm. Mickey and Carolyn emerge from their storm shelter to discover their home is destroyed. Their youngest child, Kylie, and daughter-in-law, Shannon, come over. Each character reacts to the disaster differently. Join NOVA Nightsky Theater for After the Storm by Ward Kay. Oct 6th-8th. Show starts at 7:30pm in the parking lot of the Falls Church Presbyterian. Tickets are $18 online or $20 at the door. Bring your own chair and a picnic! 

Furia Flamenca: “A Trip To Spain.” This interactive Hispanic Heritage Month show for families by Furia Flamenca introduces children to flamenco music and dance, shares some of the art form’s history and invites audiences to participate in flamenco-making. Showing at the Mclean Community Center at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 11
Shear Madness. “Shear Madness” is the interactive comedy whodunit that lets the audience solve the crime! Set in present-day Georgetown, “Shear Madness” engages locals and visitors alike as armchair detectives to help solve the scissor-stabbing murder of a famed concert pianist who lives above the Shear Madness unisex hairstyling salon. The show combines up-to-the-minute improvisational humor and a mixture of audience sleuthing to deliver a unique performance each night. With more than 13,500 performances at the Kennedy Center, “Shear Madness” is the second longest-running play in the history of American Theater. Kennedy Center. 8:00 p.m.